One Frame At A Time: Purdue
[Hit THE JUMP for the rest of the Purdue gifs and your chance to vote for your favorite.]
No honorable mentions this time around, though that's because I've cheated and included some extra gifs in the top ten—for good reason, you'll see.
10. Trey Burke Is Pretty Good At This "Stealing" Thing
If you're being guarded by Trey Burke, then suddenly can no longer see Trey Burke, it's already over and you might as well run back on defense.
9. Trey Burke, Ultimate Decoy
Yes, Burke is very good at basketball, but guarding the guy with the ball is pretty important, too.
8. F Yeah
Caris LeVert said a naughty word after Nik Stauskas' late three but it's okay because Caris LeVert looks like he's 12 and therefore it's endearing.
7. Burke Seals Game With Steal (Again), Terone Johnson Is Sad
This was more a fortuitous bounce than anything else, but Burke has more than earned his luck. Cue the schadenfreude, though it's hard to feel much glee when I bear little ill-will towards Purdue:
6. Hi, Matt Vogrich
Nice shot, Matt Vogrich.
Bye, Matt Vogrich.
5. Sold it
4. Hardaway Hits The Layup, McGary Rolls The Dice
That's a pretty fast break, but why is it all the way up at #4? ENHANCE.
"You don't think he's doing the dice thing too much?"
I can't decide which one I like best, so here's the alternate look at Burke's brief heel turn.
2. Sad Sandi Marcius/Mad Sandi Marcius
This gif covered 13 seconds of real time. Sandi Marcius was a very sad panda. Then he became a briefly mad, profane panda:
Marcius played his heart out and had every right to be pissed after turning his ankle during the best game of his life, then watching his team lose a big lead down the stretch. Sports really suck sometimes.
FRAMES OF THE GAME: Expert Sniper, Festive Canadian, Defensive Work-In-Progress
Nik Stauskas hits perhaps the biggest shot of the game and celebrates accordingly. Well, except for the fact that he needs to get back on defense. Something tells me John Beilein didn't find this as amusing as I did.
Not surprisingly, Burke's midcourt swipe of Keith Appling won the last vote going away. What's your choice for the Purdue game?